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Grant Award: Thanks, Mission VLC!

February 5, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

We’re thrilled to announce that Arts For Life has recently been awarded a $10,000 grant from Mission Health’s Volunteer Leadership Committee (VLC)! The committee raises money through purchases at their Gift & Bean Shops, along with special fundraisers, then awards grants that help Mission provide quality healthcare across the region. Four other grants were awarded by the committee last month, totaling more than $51,000.

We will use the grant money to support our art table at the Olson Huff Center for Child Development, where we expect to deliver quality art education to more than 1,200 of Mission’s pediatric patients and family members in 2015. This art table serves youth with a wide range of needs: physical, speech, or occupational therapy; treatment for autism and ADHD; counseling; and more. Our entire Mission team and all of our patients and families are extremely thankful! (Read more about our work in Asheville and at Mission on our Chapters page.)

But we aren’t just thankful to Mission volunteers for this grant. We’re also extremely appreciative of the 18 hospital volunteers who contributed 4,000 hours to enrich the lives of our students last year. And, we’re grateful that the Volunteer Services Department purchased the birthday cards they’ll send to volunteers this year from us. That means each volunteer will receive a card designed just for them by one of our talented young artists! Learn more about Mission’s volunteers via their website. If you’re interested in volunteering with our Asheville programs, head over to our Volunteer page.